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A waterfront city, Hull is steeped in maritime history. Imagine its seafaring past as you splash in historic squares and explore the cobbled streets of back alley warehouses and old shipping offices, which are now home to the coolest bars. Marvel at the architecture of Hull’s majestic Minster or discover life under the sea at The Deep. With travel times of just over an hour from Leeds and under 2 hours from Manchester, it’s about time you came to visit.
Arriving at Hull Paragon Interchange, you'll have tons of choice for onward travel. For unlimited bus travel around the city, buy a Hull Plusbus ticket with your train ticket for £3.50 (£2.30 with a Railcard).
Black cabs are available from the Ferensway side of the station and private cars can drop off and collect passengers from the Anlaby Road side. Car hire is available from a number of different organisations.
Dive into Hull’s iconic aquarium, The Deep, to explore prehistoric seas, tropical lagoons, vast open oceans and the chilly polar realm. Wander over to the Museum Quarter to take a spin around Hull through the ages in the Streetlife Museum or marvel at the giant mammoth at the Hull and East Riding Museum. Ferens Art Gallery not only has one of the finest regional art collections in the country, it has an interactive children’s gallery. A must-see for dinosaur fans, head to Humber Street for Dinostar, Hull’s very own children’s dinosaur museum.
There’s never been a better time to discover the city’s gastronomic delights, with something to suit all tastes, from warm cosy pubs to world-food stalls at Trinity Market. Hull has a host of pubs, bars and coffee shops. Explore the science of beer with Hull-brewers Atom Brewing Co @ The Corn Exchange. The Minerva overlooking the Marina is the place to go for pie and a pint, while a unique beer mat ceiling can be found at The Lion and Key in High Street. From breakfast to dinner, the cool Fruit Market is vibrant and bustling. Grab a window seat at Thieving Harry’s to watch the world (and the boats) go by, indulge the family in pizza and gelato at Bert’s Pizzeria or great fish and chips at Humber Fish Co.
Hull is a city perfectly sized to explore on foot with a plethora of trails to see the city in a new light. From secret alleyways where monumental moments of history unfolded and pretty public squares to marinas and riverside boardwalks - why not put on some comfy shoes and discover Hull’s hidden secrets.
Many of the trails take you past Hull’s collection of free museums and galleries including Streetlife Museum and Ferens Art Gallery and The Deep, home to over 5,000 sea creatures.
If you’re looking for entertainment then check out Hull Truck Theatre, Hull New Theatre and Hull City Hall for a variety of shows that will not disappoint.
For high street brands, restaurants, cinemas, rock climbing, trampolining, bowling and a whole host more, our three city-centre shopping centres have got the lot! There’s St Stephen’s in Ferensway, close to Paragon Interchange and Hull Truck Theatre; Prospect Centre on Prospect Street; and Princes Quay on Princes Dock Street.
Hull is a hot spot for independent retailers, with a range of shops dotted across the city for you to discover. Pop into the Grade II listed Hepworth’s Arcade - built in 1898 - this little gem takes you back in time, with vintage/retro clothes shop Beasley’s, gifts from Roisin Dubh and the brilliant, never-fails-to-bring-a-laugh joke shop, Dinsdale’s.
Humber Street in the Fruit Market is home to many independent shops from a boutique bridal shop to a quirky hairdressers. Check out Form Shop & Studio for beautiful prints and gifts, plant and homestore Plant and Paint and Poorboy Vintage Boutique.
For more ideas on what to do in Hull, check out Visit Hull
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